Tokyo is one of the best cities in the world, hands down. Endless things to do, see, and my favorite, LOTS to eat. This mega city has it all, from hidden gyoza places to high end restaurant, and all tasting simply divine.
Gyoza-Ro Harajuku – A simple, fast and straight to the point restaurant serving the best gyozas in town. Choosing between fried or steamed gyozas will be the only difficult decision here to be made, so when in doubt order both being that the prices are so reasonable.
Luke’s Lobster – An American fast food chain that is the happening place in Tokyo. The queue can go as far as the eye can see, just to place an order, and that is all because the lobster rolls are deliciously fresh. The tender meat is imported from Maine and the bun is perfectly grilled with a touch of butter.
Hakushu – This family owned teppanyaki restaurant is the number 1 on TripAdvisor in the Shibuya region. We had only two days in Tokyo during our skiing trip in Japan early this year and did not have a chance to make a reservation on time. We gave it a shot, and arrived as soon as they opened. They managed to squeeze us for an hour before the rush, as they were fully booked for the rest of the week. It was indeed the best kobe beef we have ever tried along with a warm and friendly service.
Umegaoka Sushi Midori Ginza – It seems that the wait to be seated can sometimes takes hours, I was lucky to wait just a few minutes before getting a table. The fish selection is super fresh and prices are very affordable. A great place to grab a bite in the Chuo neighbourhood.
Aoyama Flower Market Tea House – With 3 different locations in Tokyo, and each one of them is an absolute paradise. Each week different flowers are seen through out the cafe and the teas are simply delicious.
Shozo Coffee Store – This is a place for hand drip coffee only, freshly made scones and biscuits. Serving out of a tiny Japanese wooden house, with simple and very charming interiors making anyone feel at home.
Cafe Kitsune – A trendy Japanese style cafe, serving fantastic coffee and a few bites. Japanese touches can be seen in their custom-made tatami and sliding doors, all of the interiors are built with natural wood and touches of copper.
Croquet Chou Zakuzaku Harajuku – The specialty is freshly made croquet chou cream pastries, which originates from Hokkaido. Batches are made freshly through out the day to ensure that every single croquet chou is nice and crunchy with a warm cream filling on the inside. An absolute perfection!